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Offline mrB

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Lightening conductors? HELP.
« on: August 03, 2020, 02:11 PM »
Good day Foggers, I am looking for advise on lightening conductors and thought I’d throw it out into the diverse pool of knowledge here on the FOG.

I am in the middle of building a ‘rustic’ off grid bath house in the mountains in northern Italy, essentially a sturdy shed on stilts, clad in corrugated sheet metal with a water heating wood burner and a bath.
Having arrived here, I now realise it is high up on the mountain side and lightening storms are common. So I am wondering how I best mitigate the possibility of a lightening strike.
The cladding is aluminium, the frame is timber as are the legs/stilts. The stainless steel burner will have a stainless flu 3ft up from the roof.  The flu obviously connects to the stove, that in turn heats the water inside, transferring via conduction cycle to a barrel of water, where plumbing to the bath tub will start. . .

Any advise or opinions would be welcomed as I start to look into this via google and come up with a solution.

I’ll try attach the picture of the progress, I’m only 4 days into a 10 day build right now, it’s a VERY remote location and I’m working on a small budget for a mate with my cheap tools, so don’t judge my construction too much, it’s bloody hard work [smile]

Thanks in advance to anyone who is kind enough to share their knowledge.




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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Lightening conductors? HELP.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 03:22 PM »
Hi,

I'll leave you a link as start to gather information.

https://www.dehn.it/it/basi-sulla-protezione-contro-i-fulmini-e-le-sovratensioni

Dehn is one of very few specialists on lightning protection, arc fault protection and surge protection.

This it not something you want to be wrong on, and - at least in Germany - there's a "gazillion" rules to abide by when installing it.


There are also comprehensive documents available:

https://www.dehn-usa.com/en-us/lightning-protection-guide

https://www.dehn.it/it/blitzplaner-manuale-la-protezione-da-fulmini



Kind regards,
Oliver
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 03:27 PM by six-point socket II »
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline mrB

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Re: Lightening conductors? HELP.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 02:10 AM »
Oliver, you’re a legend, this looks like a great place to start. . 

As I said, this is for a friend, I’ve impressed upon him my concern that this should be taken seriously, I’m willing to help him find a solution, but I bare no responsibility for this and he knows it.

Thanks again.
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